Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, is being hospitalized for recurring internal bleeding.
An August 21 release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs disclosed that Curry was admitted to the hospital on August 17 as a result of the recurrence of the internal bleeding that required him to be hospitalized over Memorial Day weekend internal bleeding that required him to be hospitalized over Memorial Day weekend.
The Episcopal Church said Bishop Curry’s medical team is “weighing the potential benefits and risks of surgery to remove his right adrenal gland and an attached mass, which appears to be the source of the internal bleeding”. The church however is soliciting prayers from Christians for “the doctors’ discernment”.
Curry expressed gratitude for prayers, noting that he” expect that the work of the medical team will lead to healing that will make a difference.”
“Fervent prayer plus good medical care is a powerful combination. In all things God is good,” he added.
Following his earlier hospitalization, Curry continued to work on a reduced schedule from his residence in Raleigh, North Carolina. In July, he made two notable appearances at the Episcopal Youth Event and the It’s All About Love festival, both held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Curry is expected to be discharged on August 22.
Michael Curry is the first African American presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He has been occupying the ecclesiastical position since his consecration in 2015. He is to serve a nine-year term, which will end in 2024 summer. While on sit, the Episcopal membership declined from approximately 1.77 million members in 2015 to around 1.67 million in 2021
“God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet. What God has done in the past, God can do again. God, Who parted Red Seas, can do it all over again. God Who raised the dead to life can do it all over again,” Curry declared at the 2015 consecration service